Star-Shaped Tile

A work made of fritware painted in blue and turquoise in an opaque white glaze, with lustre over the glaze.
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  • A work made of fritware painted in blue and turquoise in an opaque white glaze, with lustre over the glaze.

Date:

Ilkhanid dynasty (1256–1353), c. 1300

Artist:

Iran

About this artwork

Luster-painted ceramics were popular in Iran prior to the Mongol invasion in the 13th century. The technique continued to be popular under Mongol rule, often using the same forms and patterns as earlier luster ceramics. Additional color is seen in the cobalt and turquoise underglaze painting, which embellishes elements in the design such as the three-part plant at the center of this tile. The presence of figural decoration on this tile indicates that it adorned a secular rather than religious monument, perhaps a palace.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 50

Culture

Islamic

Title

Star-Shaped Tile

Origin

Iran

Date

1201–1300

Medium

Fritware painted in blue and turquoise in an opaque white glaze, with lustre over the glaze

Dimensions

20.7 × 20.7 × 1.7 cm (8 3/16 × 8 3/16 × 1 in.)

Credit Line

Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection

Reference Number

1913.330

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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